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Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (Rspo) Supply Chain Certification

Prove your commitment to Sustainable Palm Oil with RSPO Certification.

BUSINESS CHALLENGE

Today, palm oil has become the first oil crop in the world with 50 million tons produced in 2013. Palm oil, used both for food and non-food industries, has a main role in the economic development of palm oil producing countries and in the nourishment of millions of people.

 

However, after a sharp increase of palm oil plantation surface area from the 1990s to the present day as well as pressures on the environment and on local populations, a global reaction from the palm oil production chain and stakeholders was required. 

Using RSPO certified Palm Oil commits your company to sustainability while maintaining a sufficient supply of palm oil without damaging the living conditions of indigenous communities and the biodiversity of adjacent ecosystems.

What is the RSPO?

Founded in 2004, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is a not-for-profit association with the objective to promote the growth and use of sustainable palm oil

Seven sectors of the palm oil industry take part in the decision process including producers, processors or traders, manufacturers, retailers, banks and investors, environmental conservation NGOs and social or developmental NGOs.

What is RSPO Supply Chain Certification System? 

RSPO Supply Chain Certification System is a standard to certify conformity of supply chains using RSPO certified sustainable palm oil or products derived thereof. The objective is to involve the entire supply chain, by reaching out to the consumer.

Several traceability models are available: Identity Preserved (IP), Segregated (SG), or Mass Balanced (MB)

It addresses millers, refiners, processors, manufacturers, traders, retailers and others stakeholders from the supply chain.

What are the key benefits of RSPO?

  • Addresses client needs and meets their expectations regarding commitment to sustainable palm oil products.
  • Complies with expectations of major distributors and retailers to prove sustainability of products.
  • Demonstrates the quality of your commitment to follow environmental practices and sustainable business.
  • Uses your sustainable palm oil certificate for multiple industries such as food processing, chemistry, biofuel, etc.

 

Why Choose Bureau Veritas for RSPO?

Combined Audits 

Accredited for RSPO Suplly Chain Certification, Bureau Veritas Certification can propose combined audits with the RSPO audit in order to satisfy all of your markets in one single audit.

Expertise in Sustainability and Supply Chain Certification 

Bureau Veritas Certification is a leading global certification body for the following industries: food safety, sustainable agriculture and forestry, biomass and biofuels.

Network 

A global presence in more than 100 countries means both international expertise and in depth knowledge of local standards. We can also provide certification for each step of your supply chain.

A Recognized Certificate 

After compliance to the selected scheme is completed, you will be awarded a certificate from Bureau Veritas Certification, which is a symbol of your company’s commitment to sustainable activities recognized throughout the world.

FAQ

  • How can I use the RSPO logo to promote my business?

    As a certified company, you will be able to promote your commitment by using the RSPO logo. Depending on your situation, two possible claims exist through a license to get from RSPO:

    “Contains (…)% RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil.”
    - used by both ‘Identity preserved’ and ‘Segregation’ systems
    “Support the production of RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil.”
    - used by both ‘Mass balance’ and ‘Book and claim’ systems
     

    This logo can be used on products and packaging.

    The RSPO certification is meaningful for your client and final consumer. Its communication will be a milestone of your sustainable development policy.

  • What about Green Palm Book & Claim audit?

    As accredited certification body, Bureau Veritas Certification offers Green Palm annual verification audit for supply chain operators.

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